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  1. 7 Mistakes Parents Make With Grade-Schoolers

    If you've got kids in elementary school, you certainly have your job cut out for you as you try to encourage healthy living and help them develop a positive self-image. Throw in the first signs of puberty and some social and emotional bumps along the way, and it is easy to see that some mistakes are

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  2. 8 Mistakes Parents Make With Preschoolers

    Sometimes, it may seem like your preschooler has the innate ability to push you to the outer edge of your patience. And that's on a good day. Fear not, moms and dads. You're not alone. Preschoolers want to own their newfound independence. But they also want the close attention and love of their care

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  3. Breastfeeding: 11 Things That May Help

    Have you decided to try breastfeeding, at least part of the time? Some items can make the process easier, more convenient, and more comfortable. Here are 11 supplies that may help: Many hospitals give new moms lanolin samples to help soothe sore, cracked nipples. It's safe for babies to ingest, too,

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  4. Kids Unlikely to Outgrow 'Baby Fat'

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Baby fat may not be as cute as it looks, new research suggests. Five-year-olds who carry around extra weight may face four times the risk of being obese at 14, compared to their normal-weight peers, the study found. Of

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  5. How to Protect Your Baby From Whooping Cough

    As a parent, the thought of your baby getting whooping cough, or pertussis, may concern you. But you can take steps to protect your little one, even before he is born. In order to keep your baby safe, you’ll need to protect yourself and your whole family. Pertussis vaccines don’t completely wipe out

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  6. Measuring and Mixing Formula

    No matter which type of formula you choose, it's important to measure and mix it properly so your baby safely gets the nutrition he needs. "Measuring and reconstituting infant formula is particularly important when it concerns low-birth-weight and premature babies," says David Saltzman, MD, a Chicag

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  7. What to Do When Baby Refuses a Bottle

    Not all babies take to a bottle right away. Try these tips to turn your feeding problems around. If you're calm and relaxed, your baby may be more receptive to the bottle. "Babies are sensitive creatures and pick up on stress in mom and dad," says Megan L. Shope, a certified doula supervisor. Create

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  8. Newborn Baths 101

    For new parents, bath time can be daunting, with all that water and a slippery, wiggly baby. Eileen Costello, MD, a pediatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, helps new moms and dads understand how to keep their baby well-washed and safe. "For newborns, until the umbilical cord comes of

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  9. Common Infant Vaccine and Bowel Complication Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Newer vaccines that protect against rotavirus have lower risks of bowel obstruction for infants than a previous vaccine did, two new studies suggest. "We would call it a small increased risk," said W. Katherine Yih, a lecture

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  10. Gun Safety With Kids in the House

    How do you keep kids safe when you have guns in your home? After all, a child as young as 3 has the strength to pull a trigger. Bill Brassard, director of Project ChildSafe, a gun-safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has some simple tips for parents: Always keep guns

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